National Public Radio apologized to one of its supporters for using the term “illegal immigrants” instead of “undocumented people” when speaking about a group of people who crossed over the border illegally.
The outlet apologized for using the legal term after a self-identified supporter reached out to them on social media.
“Hey @npr, I love y’all, but why do I keep hearing some anchors/reporters using the phrase ‘illegal immigrants’ instead of undocumented people? This should be an easy one to get right,” the user tweeted.
Incoming political correctness…
“Sorry, that was a mistake. NPR’s policy is not to characterize people as “illegal.” We slip up from time to time, but we’ll keep working hard to get it right,” NPR responded.
Here’s more, from the Washington Examiner:
The criticism comes after the second part of the first Democratic presidential debate in which everyone on the debate stage said they supported government-provided healthcare for illegal immigrants.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly tried to relabel illegal immigrants referring to them as ” newcomers” and admonishing reporters who use the term “illegal.”
“Using terminology like ‘illegal aliens illegally entering the country’ is just not viewed as constructive,” Pelosi told a reporter in 2018.